3 miles
1,637 ft
-97 ft
Avg time

Left Hand Fork Details

  • Riding Area
    Tooele, Utah
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Late spring to fall
  • Alpine Trail
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #34578 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Left Hand Fork is a side canyon off of Settlement Canyon. The trail starts in gamble oaks. Then turns into a short fire road. Then crosses the creek and the road near Camp Wapiti. The trail follows the fire road up to the spring where the serious climbing starts. At the spring it turns back into single track and is heavily wooded. The trail climbs up through aspen up to Bear Trap Pass. At Bear trap pass you could turn around or you could switch to Ridge Trail, Bench trail or make the decent down the back side into the main part of settlement canyon. Trail is popular with horses and it is used for grazing cattle.

Access Info

The trail start just after the fork in the road. If you don't like paying tolls, park before the toll gate and ride the dirt roads to the trail head.

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More Stats for Left Hand Fork bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,540 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,473 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,013 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,473 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,013 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1,257 ft
  • Distance flat
    677 ft
  • Avg time
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on May 30, 2018
Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Primary
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  • Uphill Only
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Left Hand Fork Trail Reports

      May 30, 2018 @ 9:45pm
      May 30, 2018
      Lots of trail damage from cattle traffic. Some spots are fall line trails and hike a bike if you are going up it. A big chunk of this is actually...
      Aug 23, 2017 @ 9:29pm
      Aug 23, 2017
      Trail is continually improving thanks to riders who do work when they ride it. Just a little every time goes along way. It can be ridden top to...
      Aug 10, 2017 @ 1:44pm
      Aug 10, 2017
      There was a bit of deadfall that I cleared off. Trail has been washed out a bit in a couple places from heavy rain. It is still passable, but it...
      Jul 28, 2017 @ 10:13am
      Jul 28, 2017
      Trail has some trees and debri throughout but it is passable. Good climb! Look out for cows and tree branches.
      Apr 23, 2017 @ 12:02am
      Apr 23, 2017
      Rode this today. Currently a hot mess, with horse damage to the trail in the wet areas. Nothing some minor repair work couldn't fix. Bigger...
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      • 12 miles avg distance
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag tacoma73 (Apr 22, 2017 at 23:58)
       Rode this today. Currently a hot mess, with horse damage to the trail in the wet areas. Nothing some minor repair work couldn't fix. Bigger problem is the massive amount of downed trees, mostly above the dirt road, so pretty much the entire uppwr half of the trail. Needs a hard weekend of cleanup, and loks like it hasn't been done in a while. Was a miserable hike-a-bike over, under, and through trees. Trail itself is an unrelenting 11% all the way up. Alright if you're dying for a climb I guess.
      • + 0
      flag Whitegiantrider (Jul 11, 2017 at 21:29)
       Did a clean up ride last weekend and now the trail is completely rideable. Only a few trees towards the top that requires larger saw than we had... I only rode up and it really looked fun to turn around at any time and bomb back down. But we kept going up and at the end we chose to bomb down the double track down hill back to Settlement Canyon(actually a fast downhill). After that go southish and connect to the upper "Dark Trail" following the dark all the way down. Must ride for anyone in the area
      • + 0
      flag Bensacnt (Jul 28, 2017 at 21:05)
       Rode this trail today and it is a grueling climb all the way to the top. This was no surprise given the elevation but there was a lot of hiking on the way up. If you are in crazy good shape I am sure it is rideable. The trail is mostly clear with 3 sections that have downed trees you have to scramble over. If you make the climb do yourself a favor and ride it as an out and back do not take bench trail unless you your life. This trail looks like a blast to bomb back down. Next time I ride it that is how I will do it.

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